"Setting the SEEN": Steelers Style!

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Tonight, Steelers will strut their stuff down the runway at Heinz Field Club East Lounge to support the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC's Concussion Unit. Sara and I chatted with Steelers' Cam Heyward and Kelvin Beachum (fashion co-captains) about their personal style and any tips they have learned to go from the field to the catwalk! We then were able to get a sneak peak at some of the fashions Kiya Tomlin designed.

Until next time...we'll be seeing you!

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Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for getting an education, just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lets hope things go better for her than they have for some previous winners. 

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Membership growth, new events focus of latest Fashion Group International Pittsburgh meeting

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An end and new beginnings were among the talking points discussed Thursday evening at Ross Park Mall during the latest general meeting of the Fashion Group International of Pittsburgh provisional chapter.

The group has been meeting and inviting the public to attend for months as a way of educating the Pittsburgh community about the mission of FGI, a non-profit that seeks to unite and promote fashion communities across the globe. But in order for FGI's headquarters in New York City to approve Pittsburgh for a full-fledged chapter, the city needs to demonstrate that it can hold a series of successful fashion-focused events.

In 2015, FGI Pittsburgh plans to organize six events: a panel with industry professionals from some of the city's major retail corporations (e.g., ModCloth and American Eagle, among others) in February, a discussion with local boutique owners and a trend report in April and a designer showcase in June. Dates, times and locations are yet to be determined, along with the rest of the events for the year. The board also is striving to book a major designer from New York City to be featured at one of the events -- something the group would like to make an annual affair, chair Stephanie Taylor said. Events will be open to group members and the public but will be ticketed, with discounts for those who belong to FGI Pittsburgh.

The goal of the events will be to familiarize Pittsburgh's fashion scene with what's happening locally and beyond.

"Part of our job as FGI is to educate the fashion community about things that people may not be aware of," Ms. Taylor said.

Moving forward, FGI Pittsburgh will no longer hold monthly public meetings while it shifts its focus to prepping for these events. The board will continue to meet each month, and those who've applied and have been accepted into FGI Pittsburgh membership are welcome to attend those meetings.

Twenty-three people have been approved so far for membership. The board's goal is to have 40 members paid and approved by the end of the year. Attendance at the public meetings has remained steady at at least 40 or 50 people each month, with the lowest attendance at about 25 in the summer while many of the group's regular participants were on vacation, Ms. Taylor said. On Thursday about 30 people turned out, with rush-hour traffic and a new meeting location possible factors for the slight dip in attendance, Ms. Taylor said.

Those interested in learning more about FGI Pittsburgh or applying for membership can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Photo: The FGI Pittsburgh provisional chapter board members, from left Janey Cink,Wadria Taylor, Miyoshi Anderson, Stephanie Taylor, Vanessa Fellers, Marissa Zimmerman and Renee McCafferty, address attendees at the October general meeting on Thursday at Ross Park Mall. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

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Penguins at Red Wings - 10-23-14

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-The Penguins will play a goaltender unlike any in franchise history.

-The obvious distinction Thomas Greiss has in comparison to his predecessors is his heritage. He's the first German goaltender in the history of the Penguins. The other is is size. He will be the heaviest goaltender the Penguins have ever played:

Player Height Weight
Thomas Greiss 6-foot-1 220 pounds
Tom Barrasso 6-foot-3 210 pounds
Tomas Vokoun 6-foot-1 210 pounds
Mathieu Garon 6-foot-1 206 pounds
Dany Sabourin 6-foot-4 204 pounds
Ken Wregget 6-foot-1 201 pounds
Rob Dopson 6-foot-0 200 pounds
Al Smith 6-foot-1 200 pounds
Garth Snow 6-foot-3 200 pounds

-We're not sure what his weight has to do with how he plays, but just in terms of how he appears physically, he's unlike any goaltender we can recall in the history of the team. And that's not a soft 220 pounds. He's muscle. He's built more like an NFL running back and than a typical NHL goaltender.

-Maybe his size is just emblematic of evolution of the position. In his day, Barrasso was a giant for goaltenders. But even in recent years, string beans like Brent Johnson and Jeff Zatkoff have carved out nice careers in the NHL.

-One would imagine with Greiss, Marcel Goc and Christian Ehrhoff, the Penguins are only the second NHL team to dress a lineup with three Germans in league history. Presumably, the Sharks in the mid-2000s would have done it as well with those three players as well as Marco Strum.

-We stand corrected:

-It'll be interesting to see how the Penguins rebound after having their top two lines and the power play get snuffed out in the neutral zone by the Flyers. The Red Wings rely more on puck possession than the Flyers so this will be an entirely different challenge.

-Jimmy Howard is in net for the Red Wings after skipping Tuesday's game due to a groin injury. We wonder how the Penguins will test his lateral movement.

-Howard is donning a pink mask in recognition of the Hockey Fights Cancer movement:

-Per reports from media in Detroit, the Penguins have switched up their second and third lines. Evgeni Malkin is back at center between Blake Comeau and Pascal Dupuis while Brandon Sutter will center the third line between Nick Spaling and Steve Downie.

-Malkin didn't look too sharp last night. Perhaps a switch back to center will give him a kick in the pants.

-Much like last night in Pittsburgh, "O Canada" is played in Detroit in recognition of the tragic events in Ottawa last night.

-The Penguins' starters are Steve Downie, Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin and Thomas Greiss.

-Their scratches are Robert Bortuzzo, Andrew Ebbett and Scott Harrington.

-The Red Wings' starters are Justin Abedlkader, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Danny DeKeyser, Kyle Quincey and Jimmy Howard.

-Their scratches are Daniel Cleary, Brian Lashoff and Stephen Weiss.


 18:34: Off the right wing, Malkin challenges Danny DeKeyser one-on-one but loses the puck on a stick-on-puck.

18:27: Forechecking for the puck, Comeau is slammed to the ice by Brendan Smith. Oof.

14:35: Darren Helm lifts a wrister from the right wing. Greiss fights it off.

17:13: Jonathan Ericsson cranks a slapper from the right point. It hits a stick and deflects out of play.

16:28: Crosby races up the left wing and rips a wrister on net. Howard eats it up.

15:06: Off a give and go with Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar whips a wrister on net from the right circle. Greiss battles it away.

14:54: Tatar has another chance int he slot but is denied by Greiss again.

14:48: In transition, the Penguins strike and take the first lead. Comeau takes a pass on the right wing and gains the offenvie zone. He deals a cross-ice pass back to Dupuis who races in on net and lifts a wrist.

13:32: Gaining the offensive zone on the right wing, Kris Letang uses Niklas Kronwall as a screen and puts a wrister on net. Howard eats it up.

13:22: Dupuis chops a shot form the right half wall. Howard fights it off.

12:34: The Penguins will get the first power play. Spaling takes a pass at the Detroit blue line and drives down the slot. He is hooked up by Jakub Kindl and loses the puck. That's two minutes for hooking. Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Chris Kunitz and Letang take the ice.

12:21: Hornqvist chucks a one-timer from the slot. Howard fights it off and denied Kunitz on the rebound.

12:11: Crosby booms a one0timer from the right circle. Howard kicks it out.

12:07: Letang cranks a shot form the high slot. Hoard fight it off despite heavy traffic.

11:41: Off a feed by Malkin, Letang strokes a shot from the left circle. Howard snags it.

11:01: Erhhoff cranks a one-timer from center point wide to the left of the cage.

10:48: Ehrhoff chops a slap-pass from center point to Dupuis position to the left of the cage. Dupuis re-directs the puck wide.

10:34: The Kindl minor is killed. The Penguins peppered the net with shots but Howard was tuned in.

9:59: Off a centering fed by Datsyuk, Zetterberg taps a shot from the slide wide to the left of the cage.

8:54: Olli Maatta rips a wrister from the slot. Howard says no. Maatta chases down his own rebound in the left wing corner, beats Datsyuk - no slouch in the defensive zone - to the puck and  drives to the net. He simply just jams it into Howard's legs and the puck squeaks through into the net. That was a dominant display of effort and skill by Maatta. Comeau and Malkin get assists. Penguins 2-0.

5:53: After a few stagnant minutes, Comeau booms a slapper. Howard smothers it.

5:16: Tatar races up the left wing and challenges Martin one-on-one. He loses it on a sharp stick-on-puck by Martin.

5:00: Kronwall take a pass at the blue line, dekes around Hornqvist and flings a wrister through a screen and behind Greiss' blocker. What a move by Kronwall. Helm gets the only assist. Penguins 2-1.

4:04: Zetterberg lifts a wrister from wide on the left wing and it ends up hitting Abelkader in the face behind the net. Abdelkader crashes into the end boards and play is hated. An athletic trainer races out to attend to Abdelkader. He recovers to his skates fairly quickly and skates to the dressing room with a towel over his nose.

2:54: Comeau hustles up the left wing and puts a backhander on net. Hward fights it off.

0:54: Spaling deals a centering pass from the left wing to Sutter in the slot. Sutter rips a wrister which Howard fights off.

0:00: End of period. Penguins 2, Red Wings 1.


-That was a much more energetic effort than the Penguins offered for most of last night. They were first on pucks most of that period.

-Blake Comeau seems determined to make the most out of his promotion to the first line. He has two points and has been all over the ice.

-The Penguins' first line was pretty inert that period.

-Other than Dupuis' goal, Howard was pretty sharp that period. And he saw a lot of rubber.

-We're not digging the Ehrhoff-Martin pairing based off the last two period. They just don't seem that comfortable with one another.

-The Penguins lead in shots on net, 16-9.

-The Penguins lead in attempted shots, 19-14.

-Letang and Dupuis each lead the game with three shots.

-Gustav Nyquist and Tatar each lead the Red Wings with two shots.

-Kyle Quincey leads the game with 8:28 of ice time.

-Maatta leads the Penguins with 7:54 of ice time.

-The Penguins have a 13-11 lead in faceoffs (54 percent).

-Sutter and Zetterberg are each 5 for 8 (63 percent).

-No one has more than one blocked shot.


18:41: Kronwall tees up a big one-timer from the left point. Gress kicks it out.

17:05: Riley Sheahan chucks a wrister from a bad angle on the left wing. Griess fights it off.

16:50: The Red Wings get a power play. Goc is called for hoking Tomas Jurco in front of the crease. That actually prevented a quality scoring chance for Detroit so it's not an awful penalty. Spaling, Martin, Ehrhoff and Sutter take the ice.

15:51: HUGE save. Datsyuk goes deep on the left wing and deals a pass to the slot. Abdelkader chops at the puck and Greiss' left leg denies him.

14:50: Goc's minor is killed. That was a pretty effective kill for the Penguins. The Red Wings didn't really generate much.

12:52: Kindl goes in deep on the right wing and tries to jam in a forehand shot. Griess says no.

12:31: A wrister by Kindl from above the right circle is blocked and played out of danger by Letang.

12:06: Off a stretch pass, Zetterberg muscles his way by Despres and lifts a wrister from the left circle. Greiss eats it up.

11:31: Chris Kunitz. Goal scorer. Despres fires off a cross ice pass from his own zone to Kunitz on the left wing in the neutral zone. Kuntiz gains the offensive zone and move towards the net. As Hornqivst drives to the cage and pushes Ericsson toward the cage, Kunitz rips a nasty wrister by the glove hand of Howard on the far side. What a shot. Despres gets the only assist. Penguins 3-1.

10:35: Ehrhoff chucks a puck from the left point. It hits a body in front. Goc is in the slot and chops it wide of the cage.

9:27: Off some tic-tac-toe passing, Scuderi golfs a one-timer from the center point wide of the cage. Comeau tries to jam in the rebound but no dice.

9:01: Ericsson drives a slapper from the right point off the end boards. Abdelkader whacks the rebound back on net with a backhander. Greiss smothers it.

7:29: Andrej Nestrasil digs a puck out from the end boards and tries to jam it in. Greiss holds it out.

6:35: Off a feed by Goc, Despres booms a slapper from the right point. It gets deflected wide.

5:25: Helm dances around a sliding Maatta in the slot and tries to tuck in a forehand shot. Greiss challenges him and sweeps the puck away with his stick.

4:23: Comeau chips and chases a puck in to the Red Wings' right wing corner. Quincey sort of screens him from getting the puck. Comeau puts his hands around his hips and pulls him down. That's an easy holding call. Goc, Letang, Maatta and Adams take the ice.

3:18: Zetterberg plays a puck from the Penguins' right wing corner to the slot. Greiss covers it as Jurco falls on top of him thanks to a hit from Adams.

2:40: Stealing a puck off Nestrasil at the Penguins' right point, Sutter clears it down ice.

2:22: Comeau's minor expires. Another fairly effective kill for the Penguins.

2:08: Off a feed by Maatta, Hornqvist chops a slapper from above the cage. Howard snags it.

1:27: On a delayed penalty, Malkin cranks a slapper from the high slot. It is kicked out. Play is halted. Kronwall is called for interference after he had a puck stolen by Crosby. Kronwall tried to hold up Crosby from getting o the puck and that's two minutes. Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz, Hornqvist and Letang take the ice.

1:23: Hornqvist appeared to get away with a trip against DeKeyser behind the Detroit cage.

0:42: Off a backhanded feed by Crosby, a one-timer by Hornqvist in the left circle is denied by Howard.

0:38: A one-timer from Crosby in the left circle is swatted away by Howard's glove.

0:29: Joakim Andersson flings a wrister from the Penguins' blue line. Greiss snags it.

0:00: End of period. Penguins 3, Red Wings 1.


-The Red Wings had some pushback early in that period but the Penguins kind of weathered that and eventually doubled their lead.

-Kunitz needed that goal. He had a bad game last night and wasn't all that sharp in the first period.

-Maatta has been all over the ice tonight. His confidence appears to be pretty high.

-Despres and Scuderi have looked solid for the most part.

-Greiss looks solid. Just solid.

-The Penguins have a 22-21 edge in shots on net.

-Attempted shots on net are even, 33-33.

-Dupuis and Hornqvist each lead the game with four shots on net.

-Nyquist and Nestasil each lead the Red Wings with three shots on net.

-Letang leads the game with 15:36 of ice time.

-DeKeyser leads the Red Wings with 15:03 of ice time.

-Faceoffs are even, 21-21 (50 percent).

-Zetterberg is 8 for 14 (57 percent).

-Crosby is 6 for 11 (55 percent).

-Ericsson, DeKeyser and Scuderi each lead the game with two blocked shots.


20:00: The Penguins will have 33 seconds of power-play time on fresh ice. Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz, Maatta and Letang take the ice.

19:27: The Kronwall minor expires. Not much of a threat from the Penguins with that chance.

19:03: As Kuntiz and Zetterberg battle for the puck in front of the Red Wings' bench, Crosby drops Zetterberg with a hit from behind. A scrum ensues in front of the Penguins' bench. Kunitz appeared to be pinned in the bench door under a pile of bodies. Kunitz and Abdelkader get roughing minors while Crosby is called for interference. That was a selfish penalty by Crosby. Sutter, Dupuis, Scuderi and Martin take the ice.

18:57: Zetterberg pounds a one-timer from the left half wall. Greiss kicks it out.

18:45: Jurco gets a chance in tight but Greiss denies him. HUGE save. Helm can't get a clean shot off on the rebound.

18:25: Kronwall booms a one-timer from the left point. It appears to hit Helm in front.

18:02: Off a turnover by Helm, Dupuis backhands a clearing attempt down ice. That was a big clear.

16:51: WOW! As Crosby's minor expires, Nestrasil makes a poor pass to his blue line which is stolen by Crosby racing out of the box. Crosby chips it up ice and creates a mini-breakaway as he speeds past Quincey. Crosby attacks the net and lifts a wrister which Howard swats away. Big save.

14:19: Datsyuk flings a spinning backhander from the left circle. Greiss fights it off. Jurco has a chance at the rebound but Dupuis knocks him off the puck.

13:04: After icing the puck, the Penguins call time out to get organized.

12:52: Malkin pushes the puck up the left wing and has the stick hacked out of his hands by Kindl. That's two minutes for slashing. Crosby, Malkin, Hornqvist, Letang and Kunitz take the ice.

11:12: Downie and Ericsson mix it up and each player ends up taking cross checking minors. Play will remain five on four.

10:52: Kindl's minor is killed. The Penguins didn't look all that aggressive with that chance. Perhaps they were a little more conservative with the two goal lead and didn't want to give up any short-handed scoring chances.

10:14: BIG Save. Maatta fumbles a puck in the neutral zone and Helm steals it. He's off to the races from the left wing. He attacks the net as Letang approaches. He tries to go forehand but Greiss pokes it away with a poke check. Great save.

9:03: Nyquist whips a wrister from the left half wall above the cage.

8:32: Sutter tries to dangle around Kronwall down the slot but is lifted off the ice on a nice hip check.

7:23: Datsyuk tries to barge his way in from the left of the net. Greiss holds it out.

5:59: Off a bad line by the Penguins, Nestrasil has a chance in the left circle. Sutter races back to poke check it off his stick.

5:50: Downie pushes the puck up the left wing and lifts a wrister from the left circle. Howard snags it.

5:06: A slapper by Maatta from the left point is blocked by a body in front.

3:09: A wrister by Spaling from the left circle is blocked by xx. 

2:55: After the Penguins ice the puck, Howard is pulled for an extra attacker.

2:39: And the Red Wings strike. Taking a feed at the Penguins blue line, Zetterberg veers around Sutter, splits Letang and Maatta down the slot and lifts a wrister by Greiss' glove hand. What an effort by Zetterberg. It's a one-goal game once again. DeKeyser and Krwonall get assists. Penguins 3-2.

0:55: With Howard pulled, Comeau has a chance at the open cage but has his shot blocked.

0:38: Wow. Just wow. Tie game. Zetterberg deals a pass to Datsyuk to the slot. Datsyuk is in tight but doesn't really have a great look at the cage. He patiently deals a feed to Krwonall in the highl sot. Kronwall rips a wrister by the glove hand of Greiss to tie the game. What a display of skill by Datsyuk. Datsyuk and Zetterberg get assists. The Red Wings' stars come through. Penguins 3, Red Wings 3.

0:25: Off a defensive zone turnover by Quincey, Ehrhoff cranks a slapper which is deflected out of play.

0:00: End of period. Penguins 3, Red Wings 3.


-The Penguins lead in shots on net, 29-26.


4:09: After Malkin fumbles apuck at the Detroit blue line, Datsyuk pushes it up ice on a partial two-on-one. He challenges Letang but loses it on a nice play by Letang who kicks it off his stick.

2:54: Zettebery ripped the stick out of Ehrhoff's hands and sort of throws it in the Penguins' right wing corner. Ehrhoff throws his hands up in protest. No call.

2:12: Martin cranks a one-timer from the left point over the cage.

1:46: On a partial two-on-one, Letang has a chance in the left circle but forces a pass to Malkin in the right circle. Krwonall reads it all the way and pokes the puck away.

0:49: Smith gets a clean look above the left circle and cranks a slapper. Greiss fights it off with his right arm.

0:43: Martin tries to play the rebound from behind the cage but Zetterberg pressures him. The puck deflects off Zetterberg's stick to the slot. Abdelkader is all over the puck, jumps on it and rips it by the blocker of Greiss. Ugh. What an effort by Zetterberg on that play. Zetterberg gets the only assist. End of game. Red Wings 4, Penguins 3.


-This might be a simple way of summing up this game, but the Red Wings' stars won this game for them while the Penguins' stars were mostly a non-factor. If you want to focus on the biggest stars one each team, Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had a huge role in his team's final three goals. Sidney Crosby, the Penguins' captain, was held off the scoreboard for the second consecutive game.

-Another part of this is growing pains with a new coach, a new system and many new players. Much like the 3-2 loss to the Stars last week, the Penguins failed to hold onto a lead and lost late. This team is still trying to figure out how to seal up wins.

-Also, a byproduct of playing a pretty aggressive style and shooting, shooting, shooting the puck is that it can allow some chances to a desperate team as the Red Wings were late.

-The Penguins looked pretty good for most of the first 55 minutes of this game. They controlled the puck most of the game and kept things in Detroit's zone. Even with Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist bottled up for the most part, the Penguins had control of most of this game. The only problem is most games are 60 minutes long.

-The line changes seemed to benefit the second line a bit more than the third line. Blake Comeau came through with his best game thus far with the Penguins. He recorded two assists. It was his first multi-point game since he had a three-point effort with the Flames, Jan. 21, 2012.

-The Christian Ehrhoff-Paul Martin pairing had a rough game for the second consecutive night. On paper, it would seem that duo would be pretty smooth but in practice, they have been rough the past two games. They just don't look comfortable with each other.

-Thomas Greiss was pretty good. Maybe he could have stolen one of the last three goals, but all three of them were scored off pretty clean scoring chances. And he stole more than a few goals to begin with. He was not the problem tonight.

-Dare we say Simon Despres and Rob Scuderi had their best game of the season thus far? Despres in particular looked strong tonight.

-Olli Maatta and Kris Letang weren't perfect but they were better than they were last night. Still, they looked pretty bad on that goal Zetterberg scored to make it 3-2.

-Speaking of that goal, if you were ever wondering what the difference was between Brandon Sutter and a Selke Trophy winner, that goal illustrated it perfectly. Sutter was toasted by Zetterberg, a regular contender for the trophy.

-Patric Hornqvist came to Pittsburgh with a reputation of being a streaky scorer and he's starting to live up to that reputation. he's been somewhat quiet the past two games.

-The power play was part of the Penguins' struggles tonight. It actually generated some good scoring chances but couldn't figure out Jimmy Howard.

-The Penguins penalty kill had a good game for the second consecutive night. That unit wasn't a problem.

-How good was Niklas Kronwall? He was all over the ice and even scored the game-tying goal.

-Justin Abdelkader had the stereotypical "tough hockey player" performance. He took a puck in the face and ended up scoring the winning goal in overtime.

-Pavel Datsyuk only had one assist but he had a much more effective game than that statistic indicates.

-The Red Wings led in shots on net, 31-26.

-The Penguins had an edge in attempted shots, 45-44.

-Crosby led the game with five shots on net.

-Abdelkader, Kronwall, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Darren Helm and Andrej Nestrasil each led the Red Wings with three shots.

-Kronwall led the game with 26:01 of ice time.

-Letang led the Penguins with 25:07 of ice time.

-The Red Wings led in faceoffs, 33-28 (54 percent).

-Zetterberg was 12 for 19 (63 percent).

-Crosby was 10 for 19 (53 percent).

-Danny DeKeyser led the game with three blocked shots.

-Scuderi led the Penguins with two blocked shots.

-Greiss became the 60th goaltender to play in a regular season game for the Penguins.

-Game summary.

-Event summary.


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About the Red Wings - 10-23-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Red Wings.

When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT, Joe Louis Arena.

TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Detroit, SportsNet 360, TVA2.

Record: 3-1-2, 8 points. The Red Wings are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Leading Scorer: Henrik Zetterberg (right), 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists).

Last Game: 2-1 road overtime loss to the Canadiens, Tuesday. Jimmy Howard made 34 saves for the Red Wings.

Last Game against the Penguins: 4-3 road shootout loss, April 3. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves for the Red Wings.

Red Wings Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Gustav Nyquist. He has three points in three career games against the Penguins.

Ex-Penguins on the Red Wings: Tony Granato, assistant coach; Tyler Wright, director of amateur scouting.

Ex-Red Wings on the Penguins: Jim Rutherford, general manager; Warren Young amateur scout.

Useless Red Wings Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (2002) is one of two active NHL players who were selected last overall in an NHL draft. Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist (2005) is the other.

The last time the Penguins played the Red Wings, this happened: 

Probable goaltenders: Thomas Greiss (10-8-5, 2.29 GAA, .920 SV% in 2013-14) for the Penguins. Jimmy Howard (2-1-2, 1.77 GAA, .937 SV%) for the Red Wings.

Injuries: For the Penguins, defenseman Roberto Bortuzzo ("lower body") is doubtful. Right winger Beau Bennett ("lower body") is on injured reserve. For the Red Wings, right winger Johan Franzen (xxx) is on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins' did not hold a morning skate. Their primary lines and defensive pairings last night were:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 72 Patric Hornqvist
9 Pascal Dupuis - 16 Brandon Sutter - 71 Evgeni Malkin
17 Blake Comeau - 13 Nick Spaling - 23 Steve Downie
  38 Zach Sill - 57 Marcel Goc - 27 Craig Adams

58 Kris Letang3 Olli Maatta
7 Paul Martin - 10 Christian Ehrhoff
47 Simon Despres - 4 Rob Scuderi

-The Red Wings' primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

40 Henrik Zetterberg - 13 Pavel Datsyuk - 8 Justin Abdelkader
21 Tomas Tatar - 15 Riley Sheahan - 14 Gustav Nyquist
49 Andrej Nestrasil - 43 Darren Helm - 26 Tomas Jurco
20 Drew Miller - 41 Luke Glendening - 18 Joakim Andersson

55 Niklas Kronwall - 52 Jonathan Ericsson
27 Kyle Quincey - 65 Danny DeKeyser
2 Brendan Smith - 4 Jakub Kindl



-If Greiss plays, he will be making his debut with the Penguins. He has never played the Red Wings in a regular season game.

-Adams has 99 career assists.

-Dupuis has 398 career points.

-Malkin has 398 career assists.

-Howard missed Tuesday's game due to a groin injury.

-Kronwall has 298 career points.

-The referees are Jean Hebert (No. 15) and Brian Pochmara (No. 16). The linesmen are Scott Driscoll (No. 68) and Jean Morin (No. 97).

-Our live blog begins at approximately 7:15 p.m. Please tune in.

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